Funeral services for 71-year old Paul “Skee” Cedar Face Jr are Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 10:00 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastor Stanley Hollow Horn and Deacon Reverend Twyla Two Bulls officiating.
Burial is at the Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery in Red Shirt, SD
A one-night wake service starts Sun, Jan 16, at 2:00 also at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge.
Paul T. “Skee” Cedar Face Jr “Ite Hante” was born on March 4, 1950 in Scottsbluff, NE to Paul L. Cedar Face, Sr. and Edith (Red Shirt) Cedar Face. Skee made his journey to the Spirit World on January 9, 2022 at his home in Pine Ridge, SD.
Skee was a notable and well-known educator, an advocate for the growth and development of young adults. He had a big heart for his students, friends and family.
Skee graduated from Pine Ridge High School and continued his education at Haskell University, then Oglala Lakota College where he received his Bachelors in Business Administration and his Master Degree in Leadership and Management.
He was employed with the Oglala Sioux Tribe in the FAO Department, Tribal Courts as a Tribal Prosecutor, Economical Development Department, and was a Counselor for the Wounded Knee District College Center.
Skee was an advocate for Tribal Rights and Leadership, and a strong supporter of Treaties and Indian Rights. He was a support system for Lakota men by holding men’s support groups.
Skee relocated to Brigham City, Utah, to work at the Intermountain Indian School until its closing, then was employed by Morton Thiokol in the production of supplies and equipment for the NASA program.
He eventually returned to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and continued his education, finding his true passion as an Instructor at Oglala Lakota College.
Skee was truly dedicated and was the inspiration for many students and cohorts. He had a real passion for competing at the AIHEC Conference in the Business Competitions, but illness eventually forced him to retire from being an Instructor at Oglala Lakota College.
Skee is survived by his son, Paul W. “Honey Boy” Cedar Face; adopted son, Kyle Cedar Face; daughter, Skeena Garcia; sisters, Clara (Curtis) Cedar Face and Frances Cedar Face; brother, Fred (Gail) Cedar Face; grandchildren, Santana (Natasha) Martin, Jakoby Martin, Ashley Cedar Face, Kylie Cedar Face, Keegan Peters, Breyauni Morton, Shaniah, Shaylene, Shyleigh (Rosie Diamond), Marvin Richard III, Lauren Martinez, Vaughn Stands, Tommy, Tamaya, Taylauni, Takoda Morton, Ava Cedar Face, Amira & Merrick Valandra, Robert Jack, Jackson and Lucas Byrd, Mary Elias, Grace Elias; nieces & nephews, Monica Cortez, Pamela (Penny) End of Horn, Roxiene (Toni) Morton, Cody (Cedar) Morton, Casey Morton, Sarah Cedar Face, Jessica Cedar Face, Cheryl (Tilden) Cedar Face-Byrd, Annie (Maverick) Cedar Face-Valandra, Clarissa (Raymond) Cedar Face-Jack, Mark Cedar Face, and Meredith Sahme; great-grandchildren, Aalilyanna Martin (Lily Bug), Jasper Martinez, Emmett Decora, Bradley Cedar Face, Amelia Cedar Face, Clarence Rouillard, Kyrie Sierra, Alexandria Stands, and Rosey Stands; and special friend, Jan Charlo.
Skee was preceded in death by his daughters, Stacy Cedar Face and DeAnn Blue Bird; niece, Eva Marie Red Feather; nephew, Kelly Cedar Face; parents, Paul L. Cedar Face Sr. and Edith (Red Shirt) Cedar Face; sisters, Mary Ann (Cedar Face) Sahme and Karen (Cedar Face) Morton; brother-in-law, Tom Morton; and uncle, Clyde Red Shirt.
Pallbearers will be Duane “Syrup” Big Crow, Jerry Bordeaux, Jim Charge, Doug Bissonette, Wendell Yellow Bull, Phillip Good Crow, Matthew Shoulders, and Chris Whiting.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pine Ridge High School Class 1969, auntie Suzanna Swallow & family, Grandma Josephine Bissonette Fast Wolf & family, Ben John, MJ McDermott-Cedar Face, Marilyn Kockrow, Shirley Brewer, Loretta Red Feather & Family, Thunder Hawk Family, Barbara & Delmarie Dull Knife & family, Wendy Backs, Donna Red Ear Horse, Robert Two Crow & family, Francis “Spunky” White Lance & family, Vicki Wince, Weasel Bear sisters-Darlene, Karen and Mary & family, Red Feather sisters-Miranda, Mariette, Debbie, Jolene, Roberta, Lisa & family, Mack McCloud & Family, Reginald, James, Ruth, Becky Cedar Face & family, Thelma Mesteth & family, Chris Eagle Hawk & Family, Junie and Sylvia Hollow Horn & Family, Yellow Bull Family, Hokshila, Racheal and Dakota Mesteth & family, John Cedar Face & family, Verine Cedar Face-White & family, Charlene Shoulders & family, Susan Shangreau and Family, Lisa Dixon & family, Cissy Kills Small & family, Ben Black Elk & family, Rainbow Locust & Family, Delores Red Feather & Family, Violet Bissonette & Family, Joey Linehan & Oma Perez & Family, Gwen (Red Elk) Cuny & Family, Paulette High Elk & Family, Shane Morton, Cissy Series & Family, OglaSa Wi Wanyang Wacipi, Wasu Kasna Wi Wanyang Wacipi, Intermountain Indian School staff & students, Oglala Lakota College Students & Faculty and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD